Feb. 06, 2017

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that nearly $200,000 in funding has been awarded to more than 20 fire and emergency services organizations in Carbon County.

The funding is part of an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Fire and emergency services organizations use the funds for construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

“It’s great to see our local fire and EMS companies taking advantage of this grant program,” Heffley said. “The service these companies provide is incredibly valuable, and these funds will help ensure they remain able to serve our communities so well.”

“Investing in our volunteer fire companies and emergency personnel is critical to the safety of our communities,” said Yudichak. “The job that they perform and the risks that they take should not go unnoticed and this funding can help these organizations better protect our neighborhoods and our residents.”

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Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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